Canakkale is a town and seaport in Turkey, in Canakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles (or Hellespont) at their narrowest point. Canakkale Province, like Istanbul Province, has territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross here to the northern (European) side of the strait.

Canakkale is the nearest major town to the site of ancient Troy. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Canakkale is the second ciy to be situated on two continents after Istanbul. However Canakkale is closer to mid-division than Istanbul.
Although celebrated for its setting on the Dardanelles, Canakkale has little to detain you. However, it is a useful base for visiting the Gelibolu (Gallipoli) sites and the sparse ruins of Troy. Almost everything of interest in town - park, naval museum and archeological museum - is within walking distance of the ferry docks, close to the start of the main Demircioglu Caddesi. The bus station is out on the coastal highway, Ataturk Caddesi, a fifteen-minute walk from the waterfront; if you’re arriving on the bus from Istanbul, get off at the ferry rather than going out to the bus station. At the tourist office beside the ferry docks (daily 8am-noon & 1-5/8pm; tel 0286/217 1187) pick up a free map of the Gallipoli battlefields.